About Joe Casabona
I always wrestle with whether or not I should write these things in the 1st or 3rd person. Do people want to hear my voice? Do the want to read a professional bio? Do they even care? I never know. Let's start with a more professional bio:
Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer that works in WordPress...a lot. He focuses primarily on taking design mockups and creating pixel perfect, well-functioning websites while also dabbling a bit in some back-end coding. Starting in 2002 at the age of 15, Joe has worked on sites for everyone from high school bands to enterprise-level companies. in 2014, he authored a book called Responsive Design with WordPress. He also develops WordPress courses over at WP in One Month and has developed an accredited course on WordPress theming. He also hosts the How I Built It podcast.
Finally, he's a professor at the University of Scranton where he teaches Web Development and Computer Science courses.
That's pretty good if I do say so myself. Really, this page should answer this question for you: "Who is Joe Casabona and why would I pay for his courses?" It's a fair question. And in-case my bio didn't get the job done, here's a list of a few things that might:
- I have been making websites since 2002
- I have been using WordPress since 2004, when it was about 1 year old
- I have my Master's Degree in Software Engineering
- I've written a bunch of tutorials on how to do stuff with WordPress
- I have authored 2 published books about WordPress: Building WordPress Themes from Scratch (2013) and Responsive Design with WordPress (2014)
- I teach Web Design classes at The University of Scranton
- I developed an accredited WordPress Theming course for Sessions College
- I regularly speak at conferences about WordPress
Finally, I am genuinely passionate about both WordPress & Teaching. They both mean a lot to me.
So hopefully I've at least convinced you that I know what I'm talking about and that I love talking about it. I have developed courses and curriculums; I'm great at distilling the important points that users need to know to successfully use a theme or plugin, or create a full website.
The way I like to develop a course or workshop outline is by creating and documenting.
For each course, I create the final product along with you, documenting the process, taking screenshots, and recording videos. I get as detailed as possible without losing focus of the task at hand.
I also try to make the goal clear, mention prerequisites, and point you in the right direction of other resources.
Each course is as unique as the project we are working on together. Many say you should learn by doing. Luckily, I teach by doing too.